Apple has streamlined the deployment process for schools in recent years. If your school has more than a few iPads then it’s worthwhile deploying them using Apple’s tools. In the first instance it’s a good idea to ask your Apple supplier (e.g. CompuB.ie or Wriggle.ie). They will help you set up Apple School Manager to help you set up all the devices for the school, get apps and books for each class – all from one place.
To get started why not download Apple’s free iBook ‘Education Deployment Guide’